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Murach's C++ 2008by Prentiss Knowlton
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To help you learn C++ as quickly as possible, this book shows you how to develop C++ 2008 applications with Visual Studio 2008 on the .NET platform. If you already use Visual Studio with C# or VB, mastering C++ this way will be especially easy. But using VS 2008 also makes it easier for Java programmers...or programming novices...to learn C++. And if you're a C++ developer looking to move into the .NET world, there's no better way to make the transition. Because C++ is a forerunner of C#, this book parallels the structure of our proven C# book. In the first 3 chapters, you'll get off to a fast start as you learn how to use Visual Studio and C++ in developing your first applications. Then, in sections 2 and 4, you'll build your skills in manageable steps as you learn to handle numeric, date, and string data; work with loops, arrays, and collections; code methods and event handlers; validate data; handle exceptions; and work with text, binary, and XML data. It's section 3, though, that presents the powerful C++ features for object-oriented programming. Here, you'll learn how to create your own business and database classes as you populate the business objects with data from files or a database. You'll also learn how to use inheritance, polymorphism, interfaces, generics, and more. And you'll be working with business classes like customers and invoices (not cats and dogs) so you can see how OOP is used in the real world. How does C++ 2008 relate to non-Microsoft versions of C? The good news is that it's backward-compatible with the thousands of applications that have been written in legacy C and native C++...no modification needed So the last chapter shows you how to incorporate tested C/C++ code into C++ 2008 applications. When you're done, you'll know how to use C++ 2008. You'll know how to compile, run, and enhance legacy C and native C++ code under .NET. You'll be ready to learn more about native C++ if need be. And you'll have another set of skills that will make you more valuable on the job.
Book News Annotation:
After introducing the Visual Studio 2008 development environment, this guide presents the data types, control structures, and other essential elements of the C++ language, the core .NET classes for Windows applications, and the object-oriented features of C++. Knowlton, who has been teaching through the UCLA extension program for 20 years, then shows how to work with text, binary, and XML files, and how to compile and run legacy C and native C++ programs using Visual Studio. The paired-page format separates the screenshots, bulleted guidelines, and syntax onto the right-hand page. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This book lets you master C++ 2008 as quickly and easily as possible by using all the time- and work-saving features of Visual Studio 2008. That's true whether you're a Java developer who wants to learn C++, a C# or Visual Basic developer who wants to master another .NET language, a C++ developer who wants to move into .NET, or a programming novice who's starting from scratch.
When you're done, you'll know how to use C++ 2008 to create bulletproof applications like the best professionals do. You'll know how to develop object-oriented applications using business classes, inheritance, polymorphism, interfaces, and generics the way they're used in the real world. You'll know how to compile, run, and enhance legacy C and native C++ code on the .NET platform. You'll be prepared to learn more about native C++ if you should ever need to do that. And you'll have another set of skills that will make you more valuable on the job.
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